Health and Physical Education Graduate Courses


HLH 700 Research Methods in Health, Physical Education and Recreation:
Nature of research methodology, experimental design and scientific writing. Opportunity to explore research literature and to conduct research.

HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion:
Organizational and administrative approaches utilized in the conduct of wellness/health promotion programs will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the selection, development, promotion, conduct, and evaluation of the various components of wellness/health promotion programs.

HLH 752 Health Risk Identification and Management:
Procedures and instrumentation utilized in the identification and assessment of risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other major life-style generated diseases and conditions will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the utilization of risk factor data in the conduct of a wellness/health promotion program.

HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning:
A culminating course in the M.S. in Health Promotion and Wellness Management degree program. This course will focus on the development of health promotion in the workplace: Topics discussed will include effects of health promotion, the compression of morbidity, developing awareness strategies, health assessments, theories of health behavior (self-efficacy, social learning theory, health belief model, theory of planned behavior, stages of change theory), and evaluating existing workplace health promotion programs (physical activity in the workplace, worksite nutrition programs, worksite weight management, tobacco control and cessation, and stress management). The current professional literature related to health promotion will also be reviewed.

HLH 770 Seminar in Health Promotion and Wellness Management:
Review of the professional literature relating to current issues in health promotion and wellness. Topics researched and discussed include health care ethics, diversity, cultural aspects, long-range planning, public relations, legal considerations, and grant-writing. Includes guided development and completion of an extensive research paper.

HLH 791 Wellness Internship:
Prerequisite: permission of Health Internship Coordinator. Supervised field experience in a health promotion or health care setting. Directly involves the student in the application of organizational skills and wellness manager skills. Student must complete a minimum number of clinical hours. May be repeated.


KIN 600 Seminar in Physical Education:
Directed reading and special investigation of selected subjects in physical education, health, and
safety; research projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours of credit. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with KIN 500. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 500 and KIN 600.

KIN 645 Perceptual and Motor Development:
Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 360. Perceptual and motor development from prenatal life
to adolescence; relationships of growth factors that influence motor abilities; difficulties that may arise when the normal course of development is interrupted. Includes a laboratory and a practicum experience. May be taught  concurrently with KIN 545. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 545 and KIN 645.

KIN 667 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult:
The effects of aging and common degenerative diseases of the aged on physical performance and leisure. Included are units on assessment of physical working capacity, flexibility, body composition, strength maintenance. Also, units on selection of recreational and performance activities commensurate with functioning capacity. May be taught concurrently with KIN 567. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 567 and KIN 667.

KIN 669 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques:
Introduction to appropriate health appraisal and exercise tests for the purpose of exercise programming and prescription. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with KIN 569. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 569 and KIN 669.

KIN 675 Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Physical Education:
Use of authentic and traditional assessment techniques in assessing student performance and informing curricular change. Includes basic statistics, use of statistical software packages, evaluation of test validity and bias, and written test construction. May be taught concurrently with KIN 575. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 575 and KIN 675.
KIN 705 Applied Statistics in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Prerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics to research problems in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

KIN 733 Current Problems in Sports Administration:
Identification, analysis, and evaluation of current problems, research and trends in sports administration.

KIN 735 Administration of School Physical Education and Athletic Programs:
Financial and legal aspects, personnel management, program development, public relations, and evaluation as they apply to physical education and athletics.

KIN 737 Curriculum Designs in Physical Education:
A comprehensive inquiry of the principles underlying the curriculum of physical education in grades K-12. An in-depth analysis will be given to the problems in development and evaluation of physical education curriculum.

KIN 739 Principles of Sports Management:
Introduction to theories and principles of sports management as applied to all segments of
the sports industry from high school, collegiate, professional and international sports, to health, fitness and recreational settings.

KIN 755 Fitness as Preventive Medicine:
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 362 or equivalent. Development and implementation of
scientifically-based fitness programs as vehicles of preventative medicine.

KIN 759 Contemporary Health Problems:
In-depth consideration of relevant pertinent health issues, trends, controversy, and current research in Health Education.

KIN 760 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement:
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 360 or equivalent. Biomechanical principles applied to the analysis of human motion and performance. Techniques of cinematography, computerized motion analysis and other methods of analysis will be used.

KIN 762 Applied Exercise Physiology:
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 362 or equivalent. A study of the mechanisms underlying the body’s physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training. Application is made to health-related concerns, environmental stress, exercise practices, and the aging process.

KIN 780 Legal Aspects in Sports, Physical Education, and Wellness Programs:
The legal aspects in sports, physical education, recreation and wellness programs as related to personnel, facilities, participants, spectators and contracts. Includes a review of legal concepts, necessary for in-depth study of the law, as it relates to sports, or other programmed activities.

KIN 781 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education:
Exploration of basic issues and trends in physical education using a philosophical approach to contemporary American education. Individual problem solving will assist the student in identifying, analyzing and evaluating recent developments and basic issues in physical education and sport.

KIN 795 Research Project:
Prerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent; a statistics course; and permission of graduate coordinator. Original research supervised by the departmental staff. Designed to enable students through
firsthand experience to understand the various parts of research papers, methods of gathering data, appropriate statistical tests, interpretation of findings and implications for further study.

KIN 797 Graduate Seminar:
Selected topics in health, physical education, and recreation. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. A total of 6 hours may be applied to
a degree program.

KIN 798 Field Experience in Sports Management:
Prerequisite: completion of the application process for the field experience and 12 credits
in the certificate program. The Field Experience is the culminating experience for all students in the certificate program. The field experience provides students the opportunity to become directly involved in the application of organizational and sport management skills in sport related venues. Possible sites include: professional or club sports teams, university athletic departments,
sports sales, sports agencies, professional and university sports facilities. Selection is dependent on the students’ background and career expectations. All required courses must be completed in order to be eligible. The field experience can be completed during the fall, spring, or summer and requires at least 400 hours. All field experiences must be approved by the internship coordinator.

KIN 799 Thesis:
Prerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent; a statistics course; and permission of graduate coordinator. Independent research and study connected with the preparation of a thesis. May be repeated but no more than 6 hours may be counted toward degree.